Is your dog at high risk of lungworm?28 September 2010Young dogs and those that are not wormed regularly are significantly more likely to be infected with the life-threatening, parasitic lungworm, Angiostrongylus vasorum, according to new research from the University of Bristol.
Training for urology scientists to develop new treatments27 September 2010Academics at the University's School of Clinical Sciences are part of a research collaboration aimed at training urology scientists across different disciplines to develop new treatments and to investigate a series of key research questions.
University travelling in the right direction23 September 2010The University of Bristol has won a prestigious ‘Employer of the Year’ award and a Gold award for its innovative and environmentally friendly staff travel plan.
Recognising excellence: nominations for Honours22 September 2010As Vice-Chancellor, I am often asked to nominate individuals for an Honour and I am keen that any recommendations I make include appropriate submissions from the University.
World’s science heavyweights come to Bristol22 September 2010The University of Bristol achieved a scientific coup on two fronts in welcoming internationally celebrated figureheads, including Nobel Laureate Dr Heinrich Rohrer, to mark the scientific opening of the Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information.
Taking the pulse of coral reefs20 September 2010Healthy reefs with more corals and fish generate predictably greater levels of noise, according to researchers working in Panama. This has important implications for understanding the behaviour of young fish, and provides an exciting new approach for monitoring environmental health by listening to reefs.
Seduction and power20 September 2010Artwork from Age of Bronze, Eric Shanower’s graphic novel series about the Trojan War, goes on display at The Bristol Gallery this week to coincide with an international conference on antiquity in the visual and performing arts at the University of Bristol.
Bristol students to investigate Zoo's history17 September 2010The history of Bristol Zoo, which celebrates its 175th anniversary next year, is the subject of two Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded research projects by PhD students at the University of Bristol.
Optical chip enables new approach to quantum computing16 September 2010An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol has developed a new approach to quantum computing that could soon be used to perform complex calculations that cannot be done by today’s computers.
Multiculturalism more necessary than ever16 September 2010The notion that 9/11 and 7/7 signalled the end of multiculturalism is based on a false understanding of multiculturalism and a fixation on terrorism and extreme marginal issues like the burqa. Such are the reflections of Professor Tariq Modood in his new book.
Climate change: Can geoengineering satisfy everyone?15 September 2010Reflecting sunlight from the Earth by geoengineering would undoubtedly cool the climate, but would different countries agree on how much to reflect? Research by climate scientists at the University of Bristol shows that the impact of geoengineering would be felt in very different ways across the world.
Poor get left out in the cold14 September 2010Households on low incomes will feel the cold pinch of winter more than most as rising energy bills and promised cuts to welfare benefits threaten to push them beyond the brink of their financial limits. So suggests a report from the Centre for Sustainable Energy and the University of Bristol, proving that poverty, fuel hardship and financial difficulty are inextricably linked.
Earth - The Early Years13 September 2010Plate tectonics may not have operated on a younger and hotter Earth according to new research from the University of Bristol carried out on preserved remnants of ancient continental crust in the Hudson Bay region of Canada.
Talented engineer selected for prestigious Fulbright Award13 September 2010A talented aerospace engineer has received a Fulbright Commission Postgraduate Scholarship Award, one of the most prestigious awards programmes in the world, to carry out research into the future design and build of aircraft at the University of Bristol.
Experts question claim that Alexander the Great's half-brother is buried at Vergina8 September 2010Claims that a tomb at Vergina, Greece, the ancient burial place of the Macedonian royal family in the fourth century BC, contains the body of King Philip III Arrhidaios, half-brother of Alexander the Great, and not Philip II, Alexander’s father, are called into question by researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Manchester and Oxford.
University opens its doors for the public this weekend8 September 2010Some of the University’s finest architectural and historic buildings, many of which are not normally open to the general public, will be open to view this weekend [11 September] as part of Bristol Doors Open Day.
Balancing the risks of Greenland’s melting ice sheet7 September 2010Scientists investigating the geophysical and hydrological conditions beneath the Greenland ice sheet say their analysis will be vital for helping understand how the ice sheet will respond to climate change.
University project inspires interest in wind energy7 September 2010HRH The Prince of Wales will today [Tuesday 7 September] learn about a University of Bristol project to build a wind turbine powered vehicle, which will take part in an international competition later this month.
Psychological as well as physical violence leads to postnatal depression6 September 2010Psychological violence during pregnancy by an intimate partner is strongly associated with postnatal depression, independently of physical or sexual violence, according to a paper by researchers in Bristol and Brazil, published today in The Lancet. This finding has important policy implications since most social policies focus on prevention and treatment of physical violence.
The smallest possible refrigerator3 September 2010When it comes to refrigerators, size matters. Who hasn’t at least once in their life wished for a bigger fridge? However, who can say they’ve wished for the extreme opposite – the smallest conceivable one? But this is exactly what experts in quantum mechanics from the University of Bristol have done.
Dr JSC Parry, 1926-20103 September 2010Dr John Parry, a former Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has died. Robert Adams, Emeritus Professor of Applied Mechanics, remembers an excellent teacher, researcher and practical engineer who also had an interest in the dramatic arts.
New guidelines to ease sleepless nights3 September 2010Insomnia and other sleep disorders are very common, yet are not generally well understood by doctors and other health care professionals. Now the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) has published new guidelines to guide psychiatrists and physicians caring for those with sleep problems. The research, led by Dr Sue Wilson, Senior Research Fellow in Psychopharmacology at the University of Bristol, provides a comprehensive guide on the best current treatments for sleep disorders to clinicians, who are managing patients in primary or secondary medical care.
Catchment areas undermine hopes for Brighton lottery3 September 2010A study by academics from the Institute of Education, London and the University of Bristol finds Brighton and Hove’s controversial school admissions lottery system has failed in one of its key aims – to give deprived children equal access to better performing schools. The system has resulted in significant winners and losers – but has not markedly reduced social segregation.
Autumn at the Wickham Theatre2 September 2010The Autumn 2010 season of touring theatre, screenings and other events at the Wickham Theatre includes a unique take on Aristophanes’ Lysistrata and a performance lecture by theatre historian Viv Gardner.
New Winterstoke Chair in English2 September 2010Daniel Karlin, one of the world’s leading scholars of Victorian poetry, takes up the Winterstoke Chair in English at the University of Bristol at the start of the academic year.
Rare Anglo-Saxon treasure sees the light of day2 September 2010A very rare Anglo-Saxon gold ring is to go on display at Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire after being shown in the BBC2 series Digging for Britain. The series also features excavations at Berkeley carried out by archaeologists from the University of Bristol who have uncovered evidence for a Dark Age monastery before the castle was constructed in the eleventh century.
Beauty will save the world2 September 2010Postgraduate students from around the UK and overseas will come together next week [Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 September] for a conference on art and social change.
Penguin, Puffin and the Paperback Revolution1 September 2010The Penguin Archive, housed in Special Collections, features in a documentary on the history of Penguin Books presented by children's author Michael Morpurgo on Radio 4 this Thursday (2 Sep) at 11.30am.
Evolution rewritten, again and again1 September 2010Palaeontologists are forever claiming that their latest fossil discovery will 'rewrite evolutionary history'. Is this just boasting or is our 'knowledge' of evolution so feeble that it changes every time we find a new fossil?